Netanyahu’s primary victory boosts Likud election campaign

After sweeping his Likud party’s primary election on Dec. 26, by a crushing 72.5pc vs 27.5p for challenger Gideon Saar – PM Binyamin Netanyahu switched directly into campaign mode for the March 3 general election. “A huge victory,” he declared jubilantly. “Thank you, Likud, for your trust, support and love. With the help of God, I will lead the Likud to a big victory in the upcoming elections and lead the state to unprecedented achievements.”

By this win, Netanyahu threw out Saar’s claim to the party leadership and also cemented his role as leader of the right-wing-religious camp. Saar campaigned with the message, strongly echoed by the mainstream media, that his election as head of Likud was “fateful for the country.” Likud voters did not buy it. He failed to gain even one-third of the 49pc of the 116,000 eligible voters who turned out in stormy weather to make their mark.

According to an initial breakdown, Netanyahu achieved his highest score in the outlying areas compared with the central cities. For his campaign, he reverted to the classical tactics of personal contact with the grassroots voters, rather than relying on the social media and television. For weeks, he pressed the flesh in hundreds of small locales, often at the rate of 7-8 a day.
Two consequences of this event are worth noting:

  1. Many Likudniks refuse to buy the validity of the corruption indictments brought against Netanyahu and are confident that he won’t be constrained from continuing to lead the country. This indicates a widening credibility gulf between many parts of the population and the national authorities of law enforcement.
  2. The hopes entertained by the opposition camp, especially Kahol Lavan, that the primary signified a split in Likud were dashed. They had counted on Gideon Saar winning enough traction to drop Netanyahu and take Likud into a power-sharing deaf for the next government.  Kahol Lavan strategists will now have to roll up their sleeves for the toughest of the three elections they have fought until now to beat Netanyahu.
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23 thoughts on “Netanyahu’s primary victory boosts Likud election campaign

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 7:50 at 7:50
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    One word says it all – THE BIBI

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 7:58 at 7:58
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    Second to none word of the day – ANNEXATION

    • Dec 28, 2019 @ 0:34 at 0:34
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      Third Word of the Day – ETERNAL NAKBA

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 8:26 at 8:26
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    The people.have spoken! Congratulation Bibi, I love you!

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 8:41 at 8:41
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    Another dark day in Israel. Bibi talks a lot and does very little as opposed to a true tzaddik who says little and does much. The Torah demands that we drive our enemies out of Eretz Yisrael immediately. The Jews living in the areas near Gaza deserve to be treated properly with respect. They should not have to run into bomb shelters and be protected by very expensive Iron Dome missiles. The Temple Mount should be opened up for Jewish prayer and the Third Temple built there in the northern section. Our enemies in the north should also be destroyed and the missiles there removed permanently. The Sanhedrin knows what to do and they should be consulted and incorporated into the Knesset. Liberman should be locked up as a traitor for causing these elections to fail. We need Jewish unity and I don’t see him as participating in it. You can see more on my website at http://www.TheMitzvahProject.org. Chag Chanukah Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!

    • Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:31 at 10:31
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      How many temples were lost by the tzaddikim regime, and how many by Bibi?
      State and tzaddikim do not mix well.

    • Dec 27, 2019 @ 19:12 at 19:12
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      Jay,
      I agree with everything you say. Moshe Feiglin was the only candidate with a platform for transferring out the Arabs. And he isn’t predicted to meet electoral threshold for entering the Knesset this time. That’s why he isn’t running. If he ran and lost this time, his political career would be over. Maybe the Israelis will wake up one day and give Moshe a chance. Very sad.

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 8:56 at 8:56
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    ETERNAL NAKBA for Sand Na zis!

    • Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:23 at 10:23
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      They will be totally bibinizated, just watch!

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:16 at 10:16
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    Ok, now the we have proof Bibi is past the peak of BS.
    Let Bibi smile and relax a while, great state issues to solve ahead ask full attention, resilience, and a lucky hand.

    • Dec 28, 2019 @ 0:35 at 0:35
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      BS = Bernie Sanders

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:53 at 10:53
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    BIBI the King , we love you.

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 12:52 at 12:52
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    when is the Mueller report coming up? and the Kushner conspiracy?

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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    Binyamin Walking In Sunshine Of Israel Has Been Long & His Shadow May Become Even Longer After Election & Court Verdicts!

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 15:08 at 15:08
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    @JC… No river is shallow to any men who can’t swim. We shall see?

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 16:10 at 16:10
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    Populism is sweeping the globe and people are tired of traditional politics as usual, hence Trump, Bibi, Boris, and soon, EU countries that are tired of Globalists caring more about diplomacy than it’s own citizens. I see changes, including Iran, coming in.

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 17:44 at 17:44
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    One thing for sure Globalism Climate Change Is No Longer Believed Nor Followed Except By Media Elites. When Anyone Is Forbidden To Challenge Or Ask Questions About Climate Change It Means It Is Not True!

    • Dec 28, 2019 @ 3:57 at 3:57
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      I agree completely with you, and its interesting that Mars and the outer planets are also “heating up”. So unless they can explain how carbon dioxide on earth is causing other planets to “heat up” the answer obviously is the sun.

      The beauty of this man made climate change nonsense is the control that it gives the Globalists. All life on earth is carbon based after all, so what a lovely situation they find them selves in based on their problem, reaction, solution dynamic.

      So solve this terrible problem they require total control and submission. With little no knowledge zero life experience Greta Thunberg’s of the world now coming out of the woodwork like termites the Globalists obviously feel like they are close to making real headway. With the Dutch Supreme Court decision last week i have to agree that the Woke Millennials are about to flush their future.

      • Dec 28, 2019 @ 11:10 at 11:10
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        all fake tommies are pigs

  • Dec 27, 2019 @ 17:57 at 17:57
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    “On the scales of time relevant to itself, the earth doesn’t care about any of these governments or their legislation. It doesn’t care whether you turn off your air conditioner, refrigerator, and television set. The earth plans to dissolve the bulk of this carbon dioxide into its oceans in about a millennium, leaving the concentration in the atmosphere slightly higher than today’s. Over Tens of Millennia after that, or perhaps hundreds, it will then slowly transfer the excess carbon dioxide into its rocks, eventually returning levels in the sea and air to what they were before humans arrived on the scene.

    The process will take an eternity from the human perspective, but it will be only a brief instant of geologic time”. Any effort to slow the rate of Fossil Fuel usage leaves the end result exactly the same since all the Fossil Fuel that used to be in the ground is now in the air, and none is left to burn. The Geologic Record as we know it thus suggests that climate is a profoundly grander thing than energy. Energy procurement is a matter of engineering and keeping the lights on under circumstances that are likely to get more difficult as time progresses. Climate change, by contrast, is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself?

    Far from being responsible for damaging the earth’s climate, Civilization might not be able to forestall any of these terrible changes once the earth has decided to make them. The Geologic Record suggests that climate ought not to concern us too much when we’re gazing into the energy future, not because it’s unimportant, but because it’s beyond our power to control!”

    • Dec 28, 2019 @ 5:05 at 5:05
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      You are mad!

  • Dec 28, 2019 @ 10:48 at 10:48
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    Another earthquake 5.1 galilee

    • Dec 28, 2019 @ 11:10 at 11:10
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      is Al-Aqsa down yet?

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